18 wheels truck ride
In a few days I will hit the road with a friend of mine in his 18 wheels truck. We will be leaving from Sherbrooke (Qc) and heading to Bowling Green (KY). Basically, we'll take I-401 through Ont, I-75, I-71 and I-65. I'm really thrilled about this and so is my friend. I was wondering if any of you knows about any cheap accomodations along the way (motels/hotels) with a truck parking lot? We'll probably spend the first and the third night around Detroit and the second night in Bowling Green.
I know you've been looking forward to this for awhile! If you take Victor, make sure he has his CDL or he can't drive. (I KNOW you let him drive your car -- I saw you).
I'm not currently familiar with the motels on that route -- but I used to look for Day's Inns, Red Roof Inns and Motel 6 (of course) along I-65. Especially in Indiana, they usually have truck parking available (it's the "crossroads" of America, therefore truck central).
Victor at the wheel
Unfortunately, Victor is underage, he cannot get his driver's licence right now, but we're working on it. I let him drive sometimes, but he gets so distracted when we meet birds or KFC's and he always wants to stop to roll around in the sand on the side of the road when we go through New Mexico. He tends to take the wheel under the influence of that substance they sell for cats that looks like grass, you know.
We do need to make some changes in the car too because his legs are too short to reach the pedals. We also have to discuss about the pay check, you see, he wants to drive, but he wants me to pay him back with shrimps and cod but they're a little expensive on the black market right now so...we'll see.:-)
Seriously, he won't be with me on this trip because it is already very complicated to let a passenger in a company's truck and Victor may cause us trouble at the customs...We obviously don't need that since custom agents are already particulary suspicious with foreign truckers (and drivers) since 9/11. But it's ok, I'm so happy to be able to do something like that!
I will probably sleep in the truck cabin with my friend, I was asking about the motels just in case you know...he might be of the snoring kind, you never know!:-) I'm leaving on next weekend!
"Flying J" are always dependable, clean, great trucker rest stops.
"Husky" is another good truck stop.
All my bags are packed I'm ready to go! I'm leaving tomorrow, for the first time I'll spend my birthday on the road!:-)) I can't wait!
The Best way to Celebrate
Have fun, in my view being on the road is the best B-present you can get!
Had such a great time!
"being on the road is the best B-present you can get"-Mark
Yep especially with a big piece of mortified truck stop chocolate pie with whipped cream, yum yum!:-))lol I've got a brand new laminated Atlas for my birthday (finally!! After Victor and I ripped all my maps in pieces during my trips)
Ahhh! Chocolate Pie!
That brings back such memories -- I remember the very first piece of chocolate cream pie I ever had -- and it was on a ROAD TRIP! What could be better! Cameron Trading Post, Memorial Day, 1965! (Cameron is on US89 north of Flagstaff, AZ).
The road trip was Phoenix to UP Michigan (where my Dad lived at the time) and that trip is still one of the highlights of my LIFE -- and I was only 11! The next day, we listened to the Indy 500 on the radio while driving through the Rockies -- it was Mario Andretti's rookie year and he placed 3rd!